Politics and Security

Monday, July 6, 2015 - 05:34
Russia is negotiating with Armenia to supply the latter with advanced Iskander-M missiles, a potentially substantial boost to Armenian defenses against a potential Azerbaijani attack.
Monday, July 6, 2015 - 05:28
Kazakhstan's veteran leader Nursultan Nazarbayev celebrates his 75th birthday on Monday, in good shape and vastly popular, but the expected fireworks and fanfare mask uncomfortable questions about the future of the second-largest post-Soviet economy.
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 06:26
The tiny nation of Lesotho is threatening to erupt into violence again, less than a year after one of its former leaders fled into exile in South Africa.
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 06:05
But there is little doubt in the minds of Russia’s political elite that the crisis in Armenia, often dubbed Electro-Maidan in Russian, is yet another uprising is in the making and the US is behind it.
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 06:32
The international community should prepare for the possibility that military intervention in Burundi will become necessary, one of the country's top journalists says.
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 05:54
As the tense standoff between protesters and police in the Armenian capital, Yerevan, continues, Moscow is keeping a cautious eye on events. Armenia is Russia’s only sure ally in the South Caucasus, and the Kremlin wants to be sure of its friend.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 05:46
The Sudanese government has expressed regret over the decision of the United States (US) to keep Sudan on the list of the state sponsors of terrorism describing the move as “double standards”.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 06:23
A Taliban suicide bomber and six gunmen attacked the Afghan parliament on Monday as lawmakers met to consider a new defense minister, and another district in the volatile north fell to the militants as they intensified a summer offensive.
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 05:37
Frequent provocations on the border with Turkmenistan and Tajikistan cause major concern in the expert community. According to some political scientists, we can't exclude the possibility of using the Central Asian region as a staging area of ​​so-called hybrid wars.
Monday, June 22, 2015 - 05:33
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, tiny impoverished Kyrgyzstan became, somewhat improbably, a beacon of democratic progress in Central Asia.